I am currently searching for an apartment for myself (whee! I'll no longer be a boomerang adult!) and I really want a tv recording device. I don't currently have one at home as my mom thinks its a waste of money but when I get my own place?

So! If you have one:

Which one do you have? What do you like about it? What don't you like about it? Would you suggest it to other folks or would you tell them to run far far away?